U.S. Military

Allan on November 19th, 2018

The Honduran “caravan” has arrived to Tijuana, a Mexico city on the border, across from San Diego. And there have been protests, as many Tijuana residents oppose the presence of the Hondurans, who, they fear, will wind up staying in Tijuana. So what should the United States do?  Why won’t we really secure our border?  […]

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Allan on January 22nd, 2018

U.S. Army Special Forces, the Green Berets,are admired and feared throughout the world. They have earned that respect through their efficient operations.  These efficient operations were results of their demanding standards, selection process and the motivation of the Green Berets themselves. Ray Starmann over at the US Defense Watch website (here) says that the Green […]

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The U.S. military is one of our nation’s most respected institutions, but it’s not immune to the radical changes taking place in our society. In an analysis/opinion piece in the Washington Times, James A. Lyons recently wrote about How Obama Transformed the Military.  For the entire blog entry, click here. Blog entry published June 4th, […]

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Allan on December 27th, 2014

In 2005, I was deployed to Iraq with the Texas Army National Guard, 36th Infantry Division. Our unit was sent to Iraq two years after the initial invasion. In 2005, the American and coalition troops deployed there were engaged in various aspects of what could be described as occupation duty. Iraq had plenty of violence […]

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What is the purpose of the military? Is it to protect the nation, or to promote diversity and make its officers feel warm and fuzzy? The Washington Times has an article about U.S. Army sociologists being worried about too many white officers in combat units and not enough black officers. Is this really a problem? […]

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Allan on August 23rd, 2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry has called up the National Guard to be deployed on the state’s border with Mexico.    As a veteran of the Texas Army National Guard myself, I have confidence in the Texas National Guard, but not much confidence in Governor Perry. To put it in a nutshell, Rick Perry is a […]

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Here’s a great example of hypocrisy.  The Mexican Foreign Ministry is throwing a hissy fit over Texas Governor Rick Perry’s  supposed “militarization” of the border by his deploying the National Guard there.   And yet, as I’ve documented in a previous article, the Mexican side of the border is already militarized, by the Mexican military! […]

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Allan on June 19th, 2014

It looks like Iraq is breaking up.   Either Iraq breaks up, or it takes a lot of force to keep it together. I served a tour of duty in Iraq in 2005, with the Texas Army National Guard.  I befriended some Iraqis over there.   How are  they are doing now? The Iraq situation […]

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Should service in the military put an immigrant—even an illegal alien—on the fast track to citizenship?   Shouldn’t those who serve be rewarded? As a veteran myself, I honor all veterans for their service and wish them well. I believe that our government must do right by them. However, we shouldn’t confuse these issues. Citizenship and immigration policy should […]

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